Earlier this month we left on our trip to northern BC, our final destination: Fort Nelson! We could not have been more excited. With the ElectroRecycle van all packed up with the famous photo booth, trivia wheel, depot ring toss, and our flashy bright green tent, we began our journey. What was the first stop on our trip? 100 Mile House!
The drive to 100 Mile House was absolutely stunning. Deep blue ponds scattered across endless grassy fields as we drove through which offered up plenty of picturesque photo opportunities. Every once in a while, we would stop to stretch our legs and take in the views while basking in the sunshine. We were fortunate enough to arrange a visit with our depot in Ashcroft and speak with the manager who welcomed us and offered up some valuable feedback on our program.
South Cariboo Farmers Market
While in 100 Mile House, we attended the South Cariboo Farmers Market! It was a beautiful day which was perfect for local fruit vendors and passerby’s alike. We were given the opportunity to set up our booth on stage so we decided that the depot ring toss would be an awesome way to break the ice! It proved to be such a success among the market attendees, some even engaging in friendly competition. The depot ring toss is always a good time, and it also offers a great opportunity to educate community members on nearby depots, many of which we had the chance to visit.
Quesnel Harvest Farmers Market
On day three of our trip we had the pleasure of attending the well established Harvest Farmers Market located in the heart of Quesnel. The Market was established in 1988 so it has a strong community following and a focus on the environment and sustainability, which fits hand in hand with our interests! As seen at the various market booths, the city of Quesnel places an emphasis on the preservation of nature and importance of reusing items that would otherwise be thrown away. We saw this in the enthusiastic crowds that came our way with their arms filled with some of our 400 accepted products, ready to be recycled!
After the market, we visited CM Recycling and Northern Recycling Ltd. We were delighted to see that they had a reuse-it centre for products that still had some life in them. It was amazing spending time in such an environmentally focused community!
Hart Home Hardware Retail Event
We made it past the halfway point of our trip to Fort Nelson, stopping in Prince George, where the Fraser and Nechako rivers meet. Prince George is located near the centre of the province and is British Columbia’s largest northern city. We were warmly welcomed by the staff at Hart Home Hardware for our Father’s Day collection event. Fathers and their children alike came by with their broken small appliances and power tools and boasted about how clean their garages were thanks to our presence at Hart Home Hardware!
We are now on our way to the northernmost recycling depot in British Columbia, and look forward to the stops along the way. We can’t wait to share the second part of our trip with you!
Coming up Next!
Home Hardware Fort Saint John, June 18th, 11am to 1:30pm
Regional District of Fort Saint John, June 19th, 11am
Fort Nelson Movie Night, June 20th, 4pm to 6pm
Chetwynd Farmers Market, June 21st, 3pm to 6pm